Total Recall: These Were a Few of Our Favorite Things…


On Friday, we were bummed to read about Nestle’s recall of their delicious refrigerated cookie dough — growing up, those fantastic barrels of instant tastiness were a diet staple. We also started to wonder: What’s going on with all of these recalls lately? After the jump a list of our favorite fallen items from 2009 thus far.

1. Junior’s 8-inch Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes due to their usage of the Peanut Corporation of America’s Peanut Butter.

2. Plain old peanut butter. Sorry, America.

3. Tofutti cuties. Because of trace level milk contamination. Whatever that is.

4. Pistachios. Whole Foods and Harry & David recalled their products that may have touched these pistachio nuts. They didn’t do a very good job of warning their consumers about unshelling the salmonella.

5. Skull & Crossbone necklaces by Spencer Gifts. Apparent dangers of lead exposure?

So what did we learn, folks? Be wary of the most delicious treats in life: peanut butter, cookie dough, and goth accessories. Also, most recalls aren’t publicized as much as they ought to be. The FDA lists recalls on their website. The food items ran 24 pages. In 2009.

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